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We found 38 medical oncologists who accept Aetna HMO near Chicago, IL.

Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
645 N Michigan Avenue; Suite 1006
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli, who practices in Chicago, IL, is a medical specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. His clinical interests encompass metastatic breast cancer. Dr. Cristofanilli takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Aetna, and Humana. He is a graduate of Sapienza University of Rome. Dr. Cristofanilli's medical residency was performed at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Cabrini Medical Center. He has received professional recognition including the following: Philadelphia Super Doctors. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Metastatic Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer

Dr. Daniela Elena Matei, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
250 E Superior Street; Ste 4-420
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Daniela Matei's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Clinical interests for Dr. Matei include ovarian cancer, chemotherapy, and endometrial cancer. Her professional affiliations include Indianapolis VA Medical Center, Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Matei accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Matei has an open panel. She graduated from Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy. For her residency, Dr. Matei trained at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with Stony Brook University Medical Center. In addition to English, Dr. Matei speaks Spanish.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Ovarian Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Chemotherapy, Cervical Cancer

Dr. Sheetal Ujjwal Kircher, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Ste 21-100; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sheetal Kircher's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Her clinical interests include esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and anal cancer. Dr. Kircher takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and United Healthcare Plans. Before completing her residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. Kircher attended medical school at Rush Medical College. Dr. Kircher is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Anal Cancer, Pancreatic ... (Read more)

Dr. Regina Michelle Gandica, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
676 N Saint Clair Street, Suite 2140; Arkes Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Regina Stein's specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. In addition to English, she speaks Spanish. Dr. Stein's areas of expertise include leukemia, testicular cancer, and pain management. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Her education and training includes medical school at UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School and residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. On average, patients gave Dr. Stein a rating of 3.5 stars out of 5. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Kidney Cancer, Sarcoma, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Blood Disorders, Leukemia, Urologic Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Maha H. A. Hussain, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Ste 21-100; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Maha Hussain's areas of specialization are adult oncology and medical oncology; she sees patients in Chicago, IL. She takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, HFN, and Coventry. She attended the University of Baghdad, Baghdad College of Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Detroit Medical Center/Wayne State University for residency. Dr. Hussain is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is closed to new patients at this time.

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Dr. Leonidas C Platanias, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Leonidas Platanias sees patients in Chicago, IL. His medical specialties are adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Platanias (or staff) speaks the following languages: German and Greek. He is especially interested in leukemia, lymphoma, and multiple myeloma. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the University of Patras School of Health Sciences and a graduate of Kings County Hospital Center's residency program. Dr. Platanias accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has received professional recognition including the following: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Leukemia, Lymphoma, Multiple Myeloma

Dr. Francis Joseph Giles, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Ste 21-100; Galter Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Francis Giles' specialties are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Giles accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He attended medical school at National University of Ireland Galway, School of Medicine, the University College Cork, College of Medicine and Health, and the University College Dublin (UCD) School of Medicine & Medical Science. He is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is open to new patients.

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Dr. Elizabeth Ann Eklund, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Elizabeth Eklund's areas of specialization are adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Dr. Eklund graduated from Rush Medical College. Dr. Eklund completed Dr. Eklund's residency training at Mayo Clinic. In Dr. Eklund's practice, Dr. Eklund is particularly interested in blood cancers. Dr. Eklund accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Eklund has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Eklund's professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Unfortunately, Dr. Eklund is not currently accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers

Dr. Barbara Pro, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
676 N Saint Clair Street; Suite 850
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Barbara Pro is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist. After completing medical school at Sapienza University of Rome, she performed her residency at The Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York. Dr. Pro is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. She is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. New patients are welcome to contact Dr. Pro's office for an appointment.

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Dr. Steven B Newman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
676 N Saint Clair Street; Arkes 2140
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Steven Newman works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Glenview, IL and Chicago, IL. His areas of expertise include leukemia, lung cancer, and hodgkin's lymphoma. Dr. Newman takes Blue Cross Blue Shield EPO, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, as well as other insurance carriers. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors. Dr. Newman's hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Northwestern Memorial Hospital. His practice is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Sarcoma, Leukemia, Bone Marrow Transplant, Lung Cancer, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Head and Neck ... (Read more)

Dr. Cesar Augusto Santa Maria, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
233 E Superior Street 1st Floor; Olson Pavilion
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Cesar Santa-Maria is a specialist in adult oncology and medical oncology. Dr. Santa-Maria's areas of clinical interest consist of breast cancer and clinical trials. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He takes several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. He is open to new patients. Dr. Santa-Maria graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas.

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Clinical interests: Clinical Trials, Breast Cancer

Dr. Hau Cheong Kwaan, PhD, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Street; Galter 21-100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Hau Kwaan is a physician who specializes in adult hematology and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Kwaan include myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), anemia, and thrombocytopenia (low platelet count). He accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He graduated from The University of Hong Kong, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine. Dr. Kwaan speaks Cantonese. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Blood Cancers, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Blood Disorders, Anemia, Bleeding Disorders, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jessica Kaplan Altman, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Jessica Altman is an adult hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist. These areas are among Dr. Altman's clinical interests: myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), acute leukemia, and anemia. Dr. Altman is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Altman is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and United Healthcare Plans. Dr. Altman is accepting new patients. Dr. Altman obtained Dr. Altman's medical school training at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and performed Dr. Altman's residency at the University of Chicago Medical Center.

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Clinical interests: Myelodysplastic Syndromes, Leukemia, Acute Leukemia, Anemia, Chronic Leukemia

Dr. Al B Benson III, MD
Specializes in Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
820 South Damen Avenue
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Al Benson is an adult oncology and medical oncology specialist. His clinical interests include esophageal cancer, anal cancer, and stomach cancer. His professional affiliations include Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Benson honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE. Dr. Benson's education and training includes medical school at SUNY, University at Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences and residency at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He has received the following distinction: Chicago Super Doctors.

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Clinical interests: Liver Cancer, Gastrointestinal Problems, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Esophageal Cancer, Stomach ... (Read more)

Dr. Kehinde U.A. Onifade, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Street; Galter 21-100
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Kehinde Adekola is a Chicago, IL physician who specializes in adult hematology, adult oncology, and medical oncology. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Adekola include bone marrow transplant and stem cell transplant. Dr. Adekola is affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She attended the University of Lagos College of Medicine and Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at a hospital affiliated with SUNY Downstate Medical Center. She is an in-network provider for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Adekola is open to new patients.

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Clinical interests: Bone Marrow Transplant, Stem Cell Transplant

Dr. Sarika Jain, MD
Specializes in Adult Hematology, Adult Oncology, Medical Oncology
675 N Saint Clair Street Ste 21-100; Suite 1000
Chicago, IL
 

Dr. Sarika Jain works as a hematologist, oncologist, and medical oncologist in Chicago, IL. She is especially interested in breast cancer. Dr. Jain accepts Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Coventry, TRICARE, and more. She graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Michigan for her residency. Dr. Jain is professionally affiliated with Northwestern Medical Group (NMG), Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. She is accepting new patients.

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Clinical interests: Breast Cancer

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What is Medical Oncology?

Medical oncologists are physicians who treat cancer through the use of medication, usually chemotherapy. Often a medical oncologist is the doctor in charge of a cancer patient’s health care, and this doctor may organize and coordinate all the care the patient receives, even that from other specialists.

Oncologist is a fancy word for a physician who treats cancer. There are three main types of oncologists: surgical oncologists perform surgery, radiation oncologists provide radiation therapy, and medical oncologists treat cancer with chemotherapy and other medication. There are also other distinctions between oncologists. For example, some oncologists specialize only in one or two tumor types (such as breast cancer or lung cancer), and pediatric oncologists only treat children and teens. However, all medical oncologists will be knowledgeable about the use of medicine to treat cancer.

While traditional chemotherapy is the most common medication used to treat cancer, other medications that a medical oncologist might use include hormonal therapies (such as Tamoxifen) or a newer kind of treatment called targeted therapy. Targeted therapy medications act only on cancer cells, while chemotherapy acts on all dividing cells in the body.

The care provided by medical oncologists usually begins when cancer is first suspected. They diagnose and stage cancer, or describe how serious it is. Medical oncologists are often the ones to explain to patients where their cancer is located, how severe their case is, and what treatment is recommended. They manage treatment and follow-up care after the cancer is removed, or they provide palliative care for patients whose cancer cannot be successfully treated.

Medical oncologists typically work with a group of health care providers that form a cancer team to provide care for each patient. The cancer team can include other physicians (such as oncologists and pathologists), oncological nurses, or social workers. Each specialist brings a very specific set of skills to the team, so working together as one unit, they offer a greater breadth of knowledge and skills for each patient.